Writing Skills… refined

Fifth graders are at that perfect age to begin creative writing. I am sure there have been previous attempts at earlier ages to write effectively, but at this age there is usually a comprehension of grammar and syntax effective enough to make a good writer. Bringing them from, dull lifeless writing to dramatic creative expression will be the challenge. Here are a few tips to get your fifth graders writing effectively.

Use pre-writing activities
1) Read a story to inspire
2) Have a discussion about a current even topic
3) Talk about a recent experience and then write
4) Ask questions that incite thought                                                         5) Take advantage of free writing resources

Use each of these as springboards to getting your students writing creatively.

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